'Relationships' part 2 - New fathers
Having a child is a huge change in any person's life - but research has only recently focussed on the experiences of fathers. Dr Anna Machin explains how fathers have a different mechanism to form bonds with their child from mothers, as they don't have a 'neurochemical shortcut'. But new father's expectations before birth don't always match their expectations afterwards, and this can have a negative effect. She describes male post-natal depression and how her research is shedding light on identifying it and hopefully ways of avoiding it.